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Pasuram 23 of Andal's Thiruppavai

Pasuram 23 of Andal's Thiruppavai

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The English and Tamil texts of Pasuram 23 of Andal's thiruppavai is provided here, with a brief English translation, based on the commentaries of leading SriVaishNavite scholars.
The English and Tamil texts of Pasuram 23 of Andal's thiruppavai is provided here, with a brief English translation, based on the commentaries of leading SriVaishNavite scholars.

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Pasuram 23
of Andal’s Thiruppavai
 
http://www.scribd.com/doc/76214700/Andal-s-Thiruppavai-in-easy-to-read-Tamil-text-and-English The full text of all 30 Pasurams may be found here.Also, a scholarly discussion can be found at the link given below.
of Andal’s
Thiruppavai. For those who wish to read the text in other languages, please go tohttp://www.prapatti.com Andal is considered to be Sr
idevi’s amsaavataaram. She was born at Srivilliputoor (close to Kanchipuram, also the city where Indira Gandhi’s son and Indian Prime
Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated), as the daughter of PeriyAzhwar. She isalso the only female among the 12 SriVaishNavite Azhwars. She longed for unionwith Her Lord and insisted that she should be taken to Srirangam where sheeventually merged with Lord Ranganatha. You can read more about Andal at thelink given above (or click here). The immortal Thiruppavai, attributed to Her, is a divine composition, filled with deep esoteric meanings, on which manycommentaries have been written over the centuries.In the first pasuram, ANDAL invites Her friends for the Vratham observance. Inthe second paasuram, She spells out the rites to be observed and the deeds to beabandoned. In the third Paasuram, She describes the fruits of the Vratham. Theaacaaryas who have blessed us are considered to be like the milk giving cows withoverflowing udders. In the fourth Paasuram, Andal is directing her prayers toVaruna (actually to KrishNa who had the complexion darker than the darkest rainbearing clouds), the god of the rains, and comparing the bounty bestowing byaacaryas to the bounteous rains showered by Varuna. In Pasuram 5 Andal tells usthat He would completely burn off all of our accumulated sins much like a fireburns pieces of straw thrown into it.
 
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Simple Word for Word meanings
 maari malai muzhaiNYcil mannik kitan^thu uRaNGkum * Rainy season; mountain in a cave(with)wife lying united sleepingcIriya ciNGkam aRivuRRuth thI vizhiththu *  brave lion comes to senses (opens his) fiery eyesvEri mayir poNGka eppaatum pErn^thu uthaRi *  mane [? hair] shaking (his body) on all sides bending/moving shaking mUri nimirn^thu muzhaNGkip puRappattup * into shape,standing up roaring (as if) starting (to) pOtharumaa pOlE nI pUvaip pU vaNNaa * un go; like that you (who are) bilberry flower colored (from) yourkOyil ninRu iNGNGanE pOn^th aruLi * kOpputaiya temple standing in this manner come (and) grace .Decorated cIriya ciNGkaacanaththu irun^thu * yaam van^tha Great throne (You) Seated (on) our comingkaariyam aaraayn^thu aruL purpose examine (and) grace (us).El Or empaavaay Come (Let us do) (the penance of) paavai nOmbu
In Pasurams 6 to 15, Andal finishes waking up 10 different types of bhaktas andthey all join her in the performance of the Paavai nombhu. In Pasuram 16, thearrival of the entire party at the palace of Nanda Maharaja is described. They ask the doorkeepers to let them in. Pasuram 17 describes their entering the inner

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